The Indian track athlete, Dharun Ayyasamy specialises in two events, ie, 400 metres and the 400 metres hurdles. Dharun has participated in the relay event (4*400 metres) at the Summer Olympics 2016.
Dharun Ayyasamy was born in a village named Ravuthampalayam, Tamil Nadu. The athlete was born on 31 December 1996. Dharun lost his father at just eight years of age.
Dharun Ayyasamy has studied at the Century Foundation School. His journey to become one of the most successful athletes started from his school only where he was coached by Mr Alagesan. He participated in various Kho-Kho events and also represented Tamil Nadu in the game before switching to athletics in class ten.
Dharun lost his father due to tuberculosis. The young athlete’s mother is a school teacher and also has a sister, Sathya, who plays volleyball and has also represented Tamil Nadu in the sport. After his father’s demise, Dharun’s mother has taken care of the family single-handedly. Dharun has mentioned in many of his interviews that he dedicates all his achievements to his mother. As a son, Dharun never forgets to thank his mother for all her sacrifices.
Dharun Ayyasamy earned a gold medal at South Asian Games 2016 for 400 metres hurdles. He showcased a splendid performance in Guwahati by overtaking the fellow Indian, Jithin Paul, at the very last hurdle.
In 2016, Dharun participated with the relay team at Bangalore in the national 4*400 metres , followed which he sealed his qualified for the Olympics as well. Impressive performance by the team in the event helped them secure 13th position in the world rankings. After 1964 and 2000, it happened for the third time that the men’s relay team got qualified for the Olympics.
He toiled for long 6 months before participating in the Asian Games and the Czech Republic. And in 2018, Dharun Ayyasamy set a new record by winning the 400-metre hurdles and earning a silver medal at the Asian Games, Jakarta.
- 30 lakh cash award from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edappadi K Palniswami
- Silver:2018, Jakarta- 400-metre hurdles
- Silver: 2018, Jakarta- Men’s 4*400 metre relay
SOUTH ASIAN GAMES: Gold: 2016, Guwahati- 400-metre hurdles
DHARUN AYYASAMY’s PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name: Dharun Ayyasamy
Nickname: Dharun Ayyasamy
Sport: Track and Field
Father’s name: Not yet updated
Mother’s name: Not yet updated
Height: 177 cm (5 ft 9 ½ in)
Weight: 64 kg (141 lb)
Eye colour: black
Hair colour: black
Date of birth: 31 December 1996
Age: 22 years
Birth place: Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Hometown: Tamil Nadu
Educational qualification- B.A
Hobbies- Playing, travelling and workout
DHARUN AYYASAMY’s CONTROVERSY
Dharun Ayyasamy has his eyes set only to make a successful athletic career and help his mother. Fortunately, the Indian athlete has not been involved in any controversy in his career thus far.
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